Thursday, August 23, 2018

Weekly Village Update 8.23.18

Commerce Communications

Be "in the know" with Chamber news, local happenings & more!

Chamber Events & News

Community Shred Day
Today! August 23rd, 9 am - 1 pm
Collect the papers you want to have shredded, pack them in your car or truck, and bring them to the parking lot behind First Citizens Bank. FREE! No limit!

Notes from State of the Town
The 10th Annual State of the Town was well attended this year. It was however surprising to note major stakeholders in the business community who were not present. Considering the size of the investment in commercial property in Blowing Rock, one would think that these folks would be most interested in how the Town is being developed.

Many thanks to BRAHM for the use of their meeting space. The Town is so fortunate to have such a beautiful comfortable facility for community meetings.

There were three main speakers... Read More

It was a fun Business After Hours with a twist!
Despite the threat of rain, many gathered for a fun evening!

At 5 pm, we celebrated the recent opening of Stefano Laviano with a ribbon cutting. Immediately following, guests were invited to sign in for Business After Hours and receive instructions for a scavenger hunt taking them through the stores in SouthMarke. Read More

Photo from High Country Press Article
Virginia Foxx Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Clark Jackson, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Manager of the Southeast Regional Office was at the State of the Town event on Thursday night and presented Foxx with the Spirit of Enterprise Award. Members of Congress who vote with the business community 70 percent or greater receive the award. According to Jackson, Foxx had a 93 percent voting record in support of businesses during the first session of the 115th Congress. Read More

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
August 28th at 5:30 pm
We couldn't do everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you have volunteered this year (during one of our events, at the office, on our board or a committee, etc.), we want to honor you! Join us for a catered dinner at the American Legion Hall.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, August 24th so we know you'll be there and so we have an accurate headcount for food and beverages.

Photo courtesy of Chetola Resort.
Photo credit: Wayfaring Wanderer.
Ribbon Cutting at Chetola Tent
September 5th at 4 pm
Join us for a joint ribbon cutting among the Blowing Rock, Boone, and Caldwell County Chambers of Commerce beneath Chetola’s new and improved lakeside tent. Chamber members are invited to enjoy a selection of canapes and hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, bonfire, live music, and networking.

There is no better end of a day in the mountains than relaxing around a fire with good friends, full of good food and wine and watching the fireflies blink whimsically. At Fireflies Restaurant, Keith and Patty Nelsen and their five children capture just such a moment for you. The new outdoor patio at Tanger Outlets is the perfect place to take a break from shopping and enjoy a beautiful salad or one of Chef Michael’s hearty soups. The menu is packed with traditional favorites and eclectic tastes from around the world and includes delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.  

Visit Fireflies at Tanger Outlets. For more information, call 828.372.7055 or visit their Facebook page.

Member Events & News

Summer Tent Event
August 24th - 26th
My Mountain Home invites you to stop and shop at their Summer Tent Event this weekend! Enjoy up to 65% off ticketed prices of items under the tent on the lawn.

Railroad Heritage Weekend
August 24th & 25th
A once-a-year event for railroad enthusiasts of all ages! Celebrate the golden age of steam locomotives behind Tweetsie's historic steam locomotives. Special attractions for rail fans, including a double-header, plus all of the Wild West adventure Tweetsie has to offer!

Artist Reception
August 25th, 11 am - 5 pm
Alta Vista Gallery in Valle Crucis has a new show by award-winning plein air painter Jeremy Sams. “Looking on the Bright Side” is hanging now through September 12th, and it can be previewed on the gallery’s Facebook page. On Saturday, August 25th, from 11 am to 5 pm, the public is invited to drop in at the gallery to enjoy the new show and to hear Sams discuss his art. Refreshments will be served. Read More

"Sunrise Splendor" by Jim Ruff
4th Annual Rotary Charity Auction
August 25th at 3 pm Silent / 5 pm Live
Join the Rotary Club of Blowing Rock this Saturday at the American Legion Hall. They will be auctioning vacations, fishing trips, art by local artists, and much more interesting merchandise donated by Rotarians and local merchants.
Food and beverages will be available. All proceeds will go to local charities in the High Country. The 2018 signature piece is a print of Jim Ruff's photograph, "Sunrise Splendor." 

Groovy Nights
August 26th, 28th & 31st
Everyone’s favorite event is back! We’re "Toasting to Ten" as Groovy Nights turns 10 this year! Held at Blowing Rock Country Club. Cash bar.

The Americana Show
August 28th at 2 pm
Enjoy Clay Lunsford, thumb picking guitarist and Matthew Weaver, piano at Harvest House in Boone. Amazing instrumentalists and vocalists!

YMCA Event
August 29th, 6 - 8 pm
The Inn at Crestwood and the Williams YMCA of Avery County invite you to this special event. Appetizers, cash bar, and music for a great cause.

RSVP to or call 828.737.5500

Fall Exhibition Celebration
August 30th at 5 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will host a reception to celebrate the latest changeover of exhibitions in the galleries.

Village Cafe Open Labor Day
September 3rd, 8 am - 2 pm
Village Café will be open on Labor Day from 8 am - 2 pm and this will be the start of their Fall hours, 8 am - 2 pm weekdays, 8 am - 2:30 pm on weekends. They would like to remind everyone that they are not dog friendly.

Call 828-295-3769 for information & reservations.

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K Sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company
September 22nd at 8 am
Enjoy the scenic views of the Blue Ridge as you challenge yourself with a climb up the historic Mayview neighborhood alongside other Blue Ridge Conservancy supporters. Run the 3.1 miles as fast as you can knowing that sticky buns, coffee, and even beer await as you cross the finish line. Formerly known as the Mayview Madness, the event was started 19 years ago as a fundraiser for what was then known as High Country Conservancy.

Community Events & News

14th Annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention
August 31st - September 2nd
Experience Labor Day Weekend on the banks of the Yadkin River being surrounded by mountain music, dance, food and beautiful scenery. 

Chamber Information and Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Park Avenue
Shred Day: Thursday, August 23rd, 9 am-1 pm, First Citizens Bank
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 28th at 8 am
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Tuesday, August 28th at 5:30 pm, American Legion
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, September 5th at 8 am
Ribbon Cutting: September 5th at 4 pm, Chetola Event Tent
Art in the Park: Saturday, September 8th, 10 am-5 pm, Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock
Concert in the Park: Sunday, September 9th, 4-6 pm, Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing Rock
Business After Hours: Tuesday, September 18th at 5:30 pm, The Blowing Rock
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 25th at 8 am

All meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.

Chamber Partners

Important Contacts

NC DOT Project Hotline
Caprice Cheek
NC DOT Assistant Residential Engineer
Doug Eller
NC Governor
Roy Cooper

US Senator
Tom Tillis
US Senator
Richard Burr
NC Senator
Deanna Ballard

US House Representative
Virginia Foxx
NC House Representative
Jonathan C. Jordan
US President
Donald J. Trump

The articles linked in our newsletter come from many sources and are provided for informational purposes only. We do not endorse information or opinions appearing in the various articles linked in our newsletter. The articles selected are not sponsored or endorsed and we assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained in articles linked in our newsletter. Copyright for linked articles belongs to the linked source.

Connect with us:

No comments:

Post a Comment